Employment

It’s a great time to become part of a dynamic, caring agency that addresses one of our community’s major public health epidemics: child sexual and physical abuse and exploitation. Kristi House is 23 years old and still growing to meet the needs of children in Miami-Dade County. At the Kristi House Child Advocacy Center, you’d be part of a team that is helping to heal and protect our community’s most vulnerable victims. 

5 positions are currently open.

Send resume and cover note to jobs@kristihouse.org

Programs Director/SAMHSA Grant Project Director

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Programs Director is a senior management position that oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of programs including planning, organization, staffing, leading and funder relations.  Develops new initiatives to support the strategic direction of the organization and its mission. Ensures that all program grant funding is being used as awarded and outcomes are being met and documented. Fosters teamwork working cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that allow team members to grow and meet personal goals. This position reports to the CEO and is a leading voice in the management and direction of the organization.

PROGRAMS RESPONSIBILITIES: (50%)

  • Directly supervise and support the clinical supervisor overseeing all therapists serving Kristi House clients.
  • Provide guidance and training to staff on issues of diversity and cultural competency so that they may best serve diverse client base.
  • Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather information, make recommendations, implement processes and monitor for continued resolution/improvement.
  • Oversee recruitment, hiring, and training of new staff for department
  • Assist Director of Community Relations & Development with program conceptualization and planning for new projects/grant applications and provides information needed for funder reports and educational and community outreach materials
  • Provide educational and provider presentations and tours and attend community events to strengthen client referral network and alliances with other providers who can best serve our clients.
  • Lead efforts to expand and improve programs on an ongoing basis to meet the needs of child-victims and their families.
  • Manage Field Instruction program for Bachelor’s and Master’s level interns in coordination with local universities
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted program expenses

GRANTS MANAGEMENT: (25%)

  • Ensure compliance with the rules and regulations set forth by funders.
  • Supervise completion of and analyze monthly, quarterly, and annually statistical reports of clients served as required by the funding sources.
  • Supervise completion of and analyze monthly reports on staff caseload numbers, and hours of direct and indirect services.
  • Develop and maintain a system where finances, grant goals and outcomes can be monitored by the grant leadership team.
  • Hold monthly or quarterly meetings to review status of grants and our compliance with target outcomes.

C-START CTS Center Project Director Responsibilities (SAMHSA/NCTSN): (25%)

  • Act as contact and facilitator for Consumer/Client groups.
  • Oversee cultural competency plan creation and tracking.
  • Participate on Leadership Team to develop and facilitate training for participating clinicians.
  • Participate on Collaborative Team to ensure organizational readiness.
  • Participate in NCTSN grant meetings and promote the establishment of a strategic alliance between NCTSN and Kristi House.
  • Establish data collection and evaluation protocols, oversee reporting working closely with university evaluators.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree and licensed in Social Work, Psychology or related field.
  • Certified in TF-CBT or other evidence-based therapies for children.
  • Proficiency Word, basic accounting, and Excel.
  • Experience in data collection/management and outcomes reporting.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience supervising programs for children who have experienced trauma.

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Licensed Therapist Project GOLD 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This is a licensed, Master’s level, full-time, 40 hours per week position designed to provide comprehensive therapeutic services to individual, group and family child victims of sexual exploitation and/or at high risk for commercial sexual exploitation and their non-offending parents. The therapist is responsible for carrying a therapeutic caseload and facilitating group therapy.  The position reports to the Clinical Supervisor and the Supervising Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Screen and complete intake and evaluation of clients referred to Project GOLD (PG) for all individual/group services.
  • Provide office/in home individual, group and/or family therapy as appropriate to clients seen at Project Gold using evidence based interventions tailored to meet the individual needs of commercially exploited clients.
  • Lead/co-lead therapeutic/life skills groups with volunteer and community organizations/mentors.
  • Prepare treatment plans/treatment plan reviews/ termination summaries, closing documents and all necessary research data for clients.
  • Develop and maintain a strategy to engage PG parent/caregivers
  • Document all client/collateral and face-to-face contacts via therapy progress notes in a timely manner.  Maintain professional standards regarding client record keeping and confidentiality
  • On call for critical incidents; ensure critical incident reports are completed and given to supervisors within 24 hours.
  • Supervise and cover the drop-in-center when PG Clinical Supervisor and Supervising Director are out of the PG office.
  • Monitor clients’ clinical progress during the course of treatment via clinical assessment tools.
  • Maintain contact with PG youth advocates and other agencies providing services to PG members e.g. DCF, Our Kids, GRACE Court, SAO to ensure communication among agencies involved with the family.
  • Prepare for and attend weekly supervision to discuss client’s progress, therapists’ needs and administrative paperwork.
  • Assess clients/families for co-occurring disorders and make referrals as needed
  • Participate in Multidisciplinary Team Meetings.
  • Attend bi-weekly psychiatric case review
  • Minimum travel for meetings or conferences
  • Perform related work as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited university in Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Passion for and commitment to working with children who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation.
  • Experience working with this population preferred or children who have been victims of trauma.
  • A minimum of 2 years Masters level experience working with emotionally disturbed and HT children and adolescents
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole preferred

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Project GOLD Youth Advocate

General Description:
Under the supervision of the Project GOLD Director and Kristi House Programs Director, the Youth Advocates position provides comprehensive services to girls 12 to 18 years old who have experience commercial sexual exploitation. The Youth Advocate’s role is to gain rapport and establish a supportive relationship with each teen client in order to effectively engage her in the program and provide needed services. Services provided by Youth Advocates include assessment, case planning, case facilitation and management, counseling, referrals, and outreach. The case manager coordinates with Florida Department of Children and Families, Kristi House programs and local agencies to provide short and long-term care necessary to meet the wide range of needs related to commercially sexually exploited adolescents.

Responsibilities:
Provide services for girls who have been involved in CSEC, including individual counseling, crisis intervention, safety planning, advocacy, and referrals. Engage girls in Drop In Center programs involving enrichment, life skills development, educational support and vocation training. Develop each girl’s service plan, her “WILL: Winning in Life and Leadership” that reflects attention to each girls’ strengths. Link girls with appropriate services to meet their physical, academic, legal, medical, psychological and safety needs, accompanying them to court and to school meetings. 75%

Other duties include:
• Prepare and present cases at multidisciplinary case staffing meetings and Administrative / clinical case reviews to determine goals for service planning. 5%
• Coordinate with professionals from the Department of Children & Families, Guardian ad Litem Program, Law Enforcement, State Attorney’s Office, court personnel, other social service/therapeutic agencies, public/private schools and others as needed, acting as
liaison and advocate for the youth with other care/service providers and professionals involved in the child’s care. 5%
• Administer URICA assessment tool, and other client progress tools to help inform treatment and service plan progress.
• Participate in quarterly peer review audits to implement and adhere to quality assurance standards. 5%
• Provide documentation and statistical information of all client services and events. 5%
• Take appropriate and proactive steps to locate and recover missing clients. 5%

Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology preferred. Degree or work experience in related field may be acceptable.
• One (1) year experience working with emotionally disturbed or high-risk adolescents or related population preferred.
• Multilingual (English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole preferred).

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Therapist Positions Available

Bilingual English/Spanish and Bilingual English/Creole 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This is an unlicensed, Master’s level, full-time, 40 hours per week position designed to provide therapeutic services to child sexual abuse victims, physical abuse victims, and/or children who have experienced sex trafficking, along with their parents/caregivers.  The therapist is responsible for carrying a therapeutic caseload for Kristi House clients, including individual, group, and family therapy. The position reports to the Clinical Supervisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide intake and evaluation to clients referred for therapeutic services
  • Provide office/in home individual, group and/or family therapy as appropriate to clients seen at Kristi House.
  • Document all client/collateral and face-to-face contacts via therapy progress notes.
  • On call for critical incidents and ongoing consultation.
  • Maintain professional standards regarding client record keeping and confidentiality.
  • Monitor clients’ clinical progress during the course of treatment via clinical assessment tools.
  • Prepare treatment plans/treatment plan reviews/termination summaries and closing documents.
  • Maintain contact with KH case coordinators and other agencies co-located at the Center to ensure communication among agencies involved with the family.
  • Prepare for and attend weekly supervision to discuss client’s progress, therapists’ needs and administrative paperwork.
  • Assess clients/families for co-occurring disorders and make referrals as needed
  • Attend bi-weekly group supervision and monthly psychiatric case review
  • Lead a therapeutic group at KH such as Teen Group, Pathways, or Parents Group
  • Perform and be available as back up for initial clinical intake assessments
  • Minimum travel for meetings or conferences
  • Perform related work as required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited university in Clinical Social Work, Mental Health Counseling, or Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • A minimum of 1 year Masters level experience working with emotionally disturbed children and adolescents
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish or English/Haitian Creole preferred

 


Kristi House is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If an accommodation is needed in order to participate in the application process, please contact our Director of Operations, Dawn Thompson, at 305-547-6834 or dthompson@kristihouse.org.

To advise us of your interest in possible employment opportunities at Kristi House, please send a cover letter and resume to: Director of Operations, Kristi House, 1265 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136, or email it to jobs@kristihouse.org

In the employment, training, promoting, or provision of service to clients, Kristi House will not discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, country of national origin, language proficiency, or ability to pay. In addition, clients that are diagnosed with co-occurring disorders will not be excluded from service because of the diagnosis. Kristi House will provide reasonable accommodation to all employees and clients as specified by the mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Department of Children and Families CFOP 60-10, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. All services including communication assistance and auxiliary aids, are provided free of charge to the client.